Procurement Efficiency Project

Summary

In countries such as Pakistan, and in particular the provincial governments, to who much responsibility for service delivery has been devolved, face growing spending needs and must meet them with limited resources. In this context it becomes crucial to ensure that the available resources are spent in a cost-effective manner. Arguably one of the most important tasks in this respect is to ensure greater efficiency of public procurement, without which cost-effective service delivery is impossible.

The availability of timely and accurate information on value for money achieved during procurement is central to evaluating the effectiveness of interventions to increase efficiency in public procurement.

To this end, Punjab Online Procurement System has been developed, implemented and adopted across 1200 public offices. It digitises the existing Procurement System and allows for transactions to be evaluated across offices in higher education, agriculture, health, and communication and works controlling for different attributes.

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